Kidsmomo Top 11 of 2011

December 31st, 2011 by

It’s New Year’s Eve! Are you ready for the countdown? I decided to reminisce a little and pick out my Top 11 Kidsmomo posts from the past year:

#11: Karen sings Christmas carols.
This one barely made it under the wire, but I’m glad it did!

#10: I obsessively nitpick over the Throne of Fire cover.
I did it in 2010 and I did it in 2011… Hopefully illustrator John Rocco and author Rick Riordan release the cover for the last book in the trilogy in 2012 so we can continue the tradition!

#9: We meet Origami Yoda.
Karen reviewed The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger and insisted I read it, too… and it totally made our YEAR better. Seriously. Any time either of us talk about Origami Yoda, we smile!

#8: I get the heebie-jeebies on camera.
With the help of our friend Taylor, we discussed the excellent anthology Guys Read: Thriller on camera — and my ridiculous (but very real) fear of bugs and lizards.

#7: Karen composes some poetry.
Karen thinks I don’t read her posts, but I totally do! (Most of the time.) I especially liked this one, in which she’s written odes to some of her favorite books.

#6: Quidditch World Cup V.
An afternoon spent talking about Harry Potter, watching Muggle Quidditch, and also meeting a giant koala mascot. Need I say more?

#5: An awesome review submitted by a reader.
We love getting book reviews, especially like this one submitted by Ayra, age 11! Send in a review of a book you liked or disliked and it may be featured in our next podcast.

#4: We replay how bad we are at Kidsmomo-ing.

Go on and listen, but don’t judge. Just laugh.

#3: Author Aaron Starmer visits from outer space.

His video started an awesome new trend of authors sending Kidsmomo wonderful, funny, and sometimes musical videos.

This was, hands down, one of my favorite blog posts to put together for Kidsmomo this year. Creepy photos of dolls? Check. Decapitating teddy bears? Check. An awesome story written by a 12-year-old? CHECK!

#1: We laughed, cried, danced, read, watched, lived and breathed Harry Potter for a week.

Leaky Con 2011! Deathly Hallows Part 2 screening! Potter-ful discussions! Costumes galore!

So that was just a glimpse of 2011. I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for Kidsmomo! Thanks for visiting, happy holidays, and tune in next time! 🙂

— Nancy

Nancy’s been practicing for the countdown: 10, 9, 8, 6, 5, 4… wait a minute, that’s not right…

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